iOS Engineer, Senior

Los Angeles, CA
Engineering /
Full-time /
Are you looking for an opportunity to build iOS applications that connect thousands of users to local restaurants every day? Do you love the challenge of streamlining restaurant’s operations? If collaborating with different teams to iterate on the products you are contributing to is your thing, then we might have the perfect opportunity for you.

About Us:
ChowNow’s vision is to become the leading North American platform connecting diners and independent restaurants for at-home dining.  The ChowNow Platform continues to grow its product offerings and bring restaurants and diners closer together. Our marketplace provides a commission-free ordering for restaurants nationwide and diners with an ever-growing selection of independent restaurants. Our demand network provides diners with the ability to order where they’re already online, including Google, Yelp, Instagram, Snap, and many others.  And our white-labeled online ordering system provides restaurants with a branded experience for diners on their website and their own iOS and Android apps for a reasonable monthly fee regardless of order volume. To date, we’ve created over 20,000 apps for our restaurant partners – something that’s never been done before in our category. We operate this way because of our belief in being fair, sustainable, and equitable with our restaurant partners and the same goes for our culture.

Diversity, teamwork, and mutual respect are among our core company values. We pride ourselves on giving our teams plenty of opportunities to make their mark.

Join us and help ensure ChowNow becomes the diner’s first choice for socially responsible online ordering. Together we can preserve neighborhood flavor, one restaurant at a time. 

Our Product and Technology:
ChowNow’s mobile applications are built in Swift & Kotlin, leveraging SwiftUI and Jetpack Compose for the UI. We monitor our apps with Firebase, Embrace IO and Amplitude. Our designers use Figma to work, deliver and collaborate with the team. Our RESTful APIs are powered by Python, MySQL, and Redis supported by infrastructure-as-code environments on Amazon Web Services.

About the Position:
We are looking to expand our mobile team with a Senior iOS engineer who will love building user-centered, reliable mobile experiences. ChowNow is building an ecosystem that helps local restaurants find new customers, consolidate their brand and improve their operations. You will contribute to make technical decisions and iterate on our restaurant tablet, ChowNow’s marketplace and white label applications. You will join our growing product team where you will collaborate to solve complex problems with a “quality product first” approach. You will be involved from design to delivery of new features and be responsible for measuring the success of the product.

This is a hybrid position based in Los Angeles with a 2 days a week in office requirement.

Reports to the Senior Engineering Manager; No Direct Reports 

What We Love About You:

You put restaurants first. You deeply understand the importance of local restaurants and put them at the center of everything you do. You aim to help them not only survive but thrive.

You celebrate diversity. You recognize that diversity and inclusivity matter. You’re committed to progress, which means everyone gets the support and resources they need, no matter who they are.  You have an ability to listen to other team members' ideas and can thrive in an environment that embraces individuality. Everyone’s voice counts.

You raise your hand. You consistently go above and beyond what is asked of you. You help your peers accomplish their tasks while also excelling at accomplishing your own. When you have a smart idea, you raise your hand and share it.

You keep reaching. You set clear ambitious goals. You don’t allow yourself to become complacent with where you’re at and what you’ve done, so you seek out new opportunities and challenges.

What Success Looks Like:

Within 3 months you'll...

    • Build, launch, and support your first big feature in one of our many products. We ship with iterative agility.
    • Master development patterns and collaborative processes. We work together to make work efficient.
    • Write internal documentation and test your features and systems. We take responsibility for communication and quality.
    • Develop meaningful relationships with all contributors to our product and technology development. Our mantra is collaboration and inclusion.

Within 6 months you'll...

    • Have made a valued impact on multiple products across our platform. We celebrate our success by measuring our impact, internally and externally.
    • Understand major feature areas of our mobile applications and be comfortable switching from one to the other.
    • Have participated in the architecture and implementation of new user-facing features. We communicate and collaborate on our architecture to achieve security, scalability, and maximum learning.

Within 12 months you'll...

    • Build within reliable estimates. We know this takes time, and we strive to be accurate with each other.
    • Feel comfortable as a knowledge leader, teaching others and continuing to learn. We want to learn as much as we teach.
    • Be an essential part of growing our team by fully participating in the hiring interview process. We share responsibility to grow our team.

You Should Apply If:

    • You have 4+ years of experience in iOS development 
    • You have built, designed and implemented a large piece of an iOS application, and would like to put your experience into building ChowNow’s platform.
    • You have experience building applications using Swift 
    • You value beautiful and pixel perfect UI
    • You make decisions based on data and evidence
    • You enjoy iterative, agile development process with frequent releases
    • You take great pleasure in writing quality, highly maintainable code
    • You have experience with various iOS libraries and tooling
    • You find excitement in learning new business models and transferring such knowledge into beautiful software design
    • You like collaborating with multiple stakeholders within and outside the engineering team towards common goals

About Our Benefits:

    • Expected Base Salary Range: $190,000 - $210,000
    • Ongoing training and growth opportunities.
    • A "Best Place to Work" winner multiple times where we focus on creating a great employee experience.
    • Rock solid medical, dental, and vision plans.
    • Mental Health Coverage - we offer several programs to support your mental health and wellness goals.
    • 3 weeks paid vacation; paid holidays; we expect you to work hard, but still enjoy your personal life
    • 7 weeks of baby bonding time for all new parents (within the first year of birth or adoption), 8 Weeks of Paid Pregnancy Leave.
    • 401(k) Matching
    • Employer-contributing student loan assistance program or continuing education reimbursement program
    • Commuter benefits (including Uber Pool).
    • Employee Stock Incentive Plan.
    • Pet insurance for your fur babies
    • Quarterly Industry Events (Women, LGBTQIA+, Diversity, Inclusion).
    • Consistent & fair leadership: we’ll share info, set clear goals, show you respect, and treat everyone fairly.
    • Enough freedom to spread your wings while still holding you accountable.
    • Fully stocked kitchen and cold brew on tap
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

As one of ChowNow’s core values, “Celebrates Diversity”, we are committed to an inclusive and diverse work environment. ChowNow is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.  We are committed to developing a barrier-free recruitment process and work environment, if you require any accommodation, please let us know at your earliest convenience and we’ll work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

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